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Cutting Back Jasmine

TraceyA2TraceyA2 Posts: 116

Can I cut back jasmine using a hedge trimmer or do I need to cut it back by hand? It is about 6 foot wide along a fence so it is quite a big area.


  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    What type of jasmine is it Tracey?

    I have a "jasmine beesanium" which I cut back with hand shears with no ill effects.

    Not sure about other varieties though. 

  • TraceyA2TraceyA2 Posts: 116

    Not sure of the type at all. image

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    I may be completely wrong but it looks more like wisteria. ?????

    Best wait for someone clever.  

    Any pics of the flowers?

  • TraceyA2TraceyA2 Posts: 116

    No definitely jasmine.  It has finished flowering sadly.

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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    I've been noseying about on google images and it could be "jasmine officinale".

  • Mark56Mark56 Posts: 1,653

    Kitty is right, Jasmine offiinale - mine is growing so fast, it was given to me as a gift in April. Probably won't be cutting it back until next year, it's potted with a trellis at the moment but I definitely prefer the evergreen 'trachelospermum jasminoides' with more star like flowers. 

    Last edited: 23 August 2016 13:36:51

  • Tall treesTall trees Posts: 166

    It's jasmine, if it had white flowers through the summer, then put the shears over it at the end of summer, if it's geting over grown you can cut it to a foot above ground it will send out new shoots but you'll loose flower for a season or two, if it had yellow flowers in the winter then don't touch it till after it flowers next spring.

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